Hopi Social Dance Rhythmic Organization

SmoothOperator

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Does anyone have an idea what the rhythmic organization is here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RstKs_Ojzk0

I just got a CD of Hopi social dances, and they are pretty much all like that with starts/stops/breaks, some sound kind of like triplets or tresilo at times.

Really unique, most Native American music is much more rhythmically consistent, except for the more southern Mayas and Aztecs. Though I wonder if the pueblos might have some of the more intact court music in North America, being as most of the towns were abandoned elsewhere in North America.
 
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